Why are 964 pedals offset to the left?

Why are 964 pedals offset to the left?

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SalesManager

2,248 posts

207 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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NinjaPower said:
It isn't a problem for short journeys, 45 mins to an hour, that kind of thing, but either my leg or back really starts to get a pain.

I've tried sitting square to the steering wheel but this just seems to make the 'leg offset' feel worse and I get a knee pain, if I sit with my pelvis facing the pedals my back aches as my arms are facing a different angle to my legs, thus twisting my body.

I can't win!

Don't get me wrong, I'm obsessed with 993's and wanted one ever since they were released when I was 15, and now I have one it will be difficult to let it go... I just can't think of anything else I like the look of as much apart from a Ferrari 360.

Maybe sports seats or buckets would be better? Might have to try that.
Can you post pics of your seats?

SalesManager

2,248 posts

207 months

Thursday 13th September 2012
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I was scared about buying the 964 due to back issues which were exacerbated by my old 3.4S Boxster (they have hard suspension!).

I have the comfort seats with ruffled leather, rare on a 964. They have a lot of give in them and are very comfy. I think the standard seats are quite hard. I also have stock suspension. The ride is better than my C350 Merc. My friend had to sell his 964 because it was killing his back, he had modified suspension and bone hard sports seats.

Due to the way I am sitting my left leg sits on the bolster and I have no issues with knee pain / discomfort. The right leg sits fine and the backrest feels as if it was made for me.

I'd suggest fiddling with the seats until you can get a more comfortable setup. This may not be the way that feels right at first. Goodluck.

stuckmojo

2,439 posts

155 months

Thursday 13th September 2012
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this is an interesting topic. I actually noticed how my RHD 996 has near-no offset if compared to my previous BMW Z3. That was off to the right by a huge amount. I suspect that's because the central tunnel contains the gearbox.

jon chim1

13 posts

218 months

Monday 7th June
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911god said:
Question is what will you replace it with or will a RHD model make your situation better?
Buy a Momo Mod 7 steering wheel, a tad smaller with a deeper dish, much better than the horrible airbag standard one.
It has transformed the driving position, more leg room and no more hitting the bottom of the wheel changing gear and looks the part as well. Will pass MOT fine if the air bag light comes on at the first position and goes off when started up, my MOT station confirmed this.

jon chim1

13 posts

218 months

Monday 7th June
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NinjaPower said:
It isn't a problem for short journeys, 45 mins to an hour, that kind of thing, but either my leg or back really starts to get a pain.

I've tried sitting square to the steering wheel but this just seems to make the 'leg offset' feel worse and I get a knee pain, if I sit with my pelvis facing the pedals my back aches as my arms are facing a different angle to my legs, thus twisting my body.

I can't win!

Don't get me wrong, I'm obsessed with 993's and wanted one ever since they were released when I was 15, and now I have one it will be difficult to let it go... I just can't think of anything else I like the look of as much apart from a Ferrari 360.

Maybe sports seats or buckets would be better? Might have to try that.
I'm 71 and absolutely love my 993 C2, as I've said elsewhere on this forum, buy a Momo Mod 7 steering wheel, transforms the car, I'm 6 ft and was hitting my knee on the bottom of the air bag wheel, it's now a joy to drive, massive difference.